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Author: Kara Brogan

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An Interview with Melissa Henderson: a mother’s perspective on mealtime struggles

Tell me a little about your family/child Maria is a joyful, curious and endlessly silly four year old.  She was born at 33 weeks gestation …

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A Mother’s Perspective: An Interview with Jenny Burke of MooBoo Resources

1. Can you share a bit about your child and family? Sure! Tim and I have two kids: Molly, age 23, is neurotypical and Danny, …

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What is the best way to help my young child with Autism?

As with all things child-related, there is no one path to take when it comes to Autism support – instead, finding what works best for …

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My Child is Not Imitating What I Do – Is Imitation Important?

YES!  Children learn by watching others.  Imitation is a learning tool and the steppingstone to many other skills.  Our brains are set up to learn from others …

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My Child is Not Talking Yet – How Can I Help?

As parents, we are always anxiously awaiting ‘the firsts’.  First smile, first laugh, first word… first words are typically spoken between 9-14 months of age.  Even if …

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How can I help my child look at me?

We use eye contact/gaze in many ways- each culture may have their own set of rules.  We can use eye contact to get someone’s attention, …

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How Can I Get My Child To Play With Me?

The short answer: build joint attention.  Joint attention is when two people are looking at and paying attention to the same object or event.  Once …

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How Can I Help My Child Learn to Chew?

The ideal way to develop a varied diet is to expose children to a variety of textures.  To do this, the child needs to have …

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When Does Picky Eating Become a Problem?

Mealtime can be such an enjoyable time for family and friends to come together. At home, the routine of skills needed for meal preparation, setting …

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Getting Ready to Write!

Ever wonder why occupational therapists spend so much time working with a child WITHOUT a pencil in their hand? OTs know handwriting takes so much …

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COPING WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY – 4 EASY WAYS TO SELF-REGULATE

With all the changes in routines, not getting as much time to play outside, and having limited interactions with family and friends, we have to …

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Holiday Toy Guide!

The holidays are in full swing which means every day my inbox is flooded with emails from companies looking to sell their wares– not to …

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Sensory Friendly Holiday Events

The holidays are fast approaching, and it seems like there’s some type of event or celebration daily for the remainder of November and December.  When …

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Tips for a Sensory-Friendly Thanksgiving

If you’re anything like me, you would swear that just yesterday it was August and then you woke up last week and realized that it …

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Every Day Heroes

It can feel like every where you turn these days, there are negative and disturbing stories about how people treat each other – which is …

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Developmental Milestone Screening

When I found out I was pregnant, I read everything I could get my hands on about pregnancy and then started in on the books …

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Superhero Spotlight – Speech Language Pathologists

There was recently a story shared on social media about a young boy with autism and his father who were on an international flight. The …

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Backpack Safety Tips!

If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram (which if you don’t, you should ????), then you know that Backpack Awareness Day is on September …

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Early Literacy – Red Flags to Recognize

If you’re anything like my family, school has started with a vengeance! Drop offs, pick-ups, making lunches, etc – all of the hectic fun that …

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Starting the School Year Off Right – Educational vs Medical Models of Treatment

If you’re anything like our family, the beginning of the new school year comes with mixed feelings. On the one hand, the carefree days of …

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